Alpaca Woodland Trek

Join our fun and friendly alpacas for a unique woodland trekking experience, then warm up afterwards with a well earned hot chocolate!

We are currently unable to run any alpaca experiences due to the National Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. We are taking bookings for April.  

  • Like all our experiences, the Alpaca Woodland Trek is a private booking, for your party only. We can run this experience with a minimum of two people. 
  • We welcome you here to Little Orchard Alpacas and start the experience with an introduction to our herd and a bit about us and our friendly inquisitive alpacas.
  • We first take a short stroll through the 300 year old orchard, which with it’s gnarly trees and grasses has something special to offer throughout the year and is home to wild birds, rabbits, butterflies and even deer. This is a perfect chance to spend a bit of time getting to know your alpaca and vice versa!
  • We will then leave the orchard behind and take a short walk down the lane and enter Shute Hill Woods.
  • We will then start our trek by exploring the woodland footpaths and wind our way up to the highest point, The Beacon lookout point. From here there are sea views (on a good day!) down the Axe Valley and out to the coast at Seaton and Axmouth. The rest of the walk takes up through the woodland and provides plenty of stopping points for photos and little breaks.
  • After the walk there is plenty of time to meet the rest of the herd. 
  • We finish with some warming hot chocolate (or other hot or cold drinks) and a browse in The Alpaca Room gift shop!

Price: £35 per person

This experience is for ages 16 and above only (minimum one over 18). Please note we do not permit observers or ‘walk-alongs’ on this experience.

The minimum number of people to run this experience is two, the maximum number of spaces on each walk is five – we like to keep our group sizes small and personal!

Important: This experience runs from the 1st September to April 30th. Please be aware that for the safety of our alpacas and enjoyment of the experience we do not run this experience during school holidays or on weekends, due to increased levels of activity, especially dog walking, in the woods.  

Please e-mail to book!

Other Important Bits…

Whilst this walk is suitable for anyone who is reasonably fit, it is difficult in places, with a few steep, rocky paths and narrow footpaths. It is not suitable for anyone with poor mobility or who relies on a walking aid.

Total length of walk is 2 miles and total walking time at a gentle pace, with breaks, is approx 80 minutes. The whole experience lasts about 2 and a half hours.

The woodland footpaths can be extremely wet and muddy – please wear wellies or sturdy boots you don’t mind getting very dirty and bring waterproofs, we are unable to return to the car park once we set out on the walk. No flips flops, sandals or heels please!

The walk will still go ahead in normal rain, however if it is very windy or torrential rain we may decide to postpone the walk for safety reasons.  We will let you know the previous day if this is the case. Please check your e-mail address up to 9pm on the evening prior to your booking. Please be aware that bookings are non-refundable due to weather and if we need to postpone for safety reasons, which we do not do so lightly, we will arrange a alternative date to suit you or a voucher. 

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before booking.

COVID-19 Policy: We will offer a postponement with a period of two years to rebook if your experience cannot go ahead on the planned date due to Covid-19, either as a result of restrictions, lockdowns or for your own personal reasons or preferences. We are unable to offer refunds for bookings made in 2021.